Girl Power

We were approached by a fun client this summer to transform the shared bedroom of her two, twin girls -- a big girl, room update (if you will) -- before they started kindergarten. Of course, we jumped at the opportunity. We love a kid's project! 

Check out the girls' room before. Purple paint, heavy window coverings made for a dark, drab space. First step was to brighten this up and bring in the natural light! 

Check out the girls' room before. Purple paint, heavy window coverings made for a dark, drab space. First step was to brighten this up and bring in the natural light! 

After getting input from the girls' (natch), we knew they wanted the room to be colorful, but not overpowering; warm and cozy, but still energetic and playful. Above all, we wanted to be make sure the room reflected the twins’ bubbly personalities.

Our design process started with what to do for a wall treatment. The slanted wall seemed the perfect opportunity to wallpaper, so we ended up with Romo’s Garland Wallpaper in Cherry that kept it girly, but in a fresh, modern way and it provided a great backdrop for the addition of some fun, bunk beds. To create a unique touch and infuse the room with a little more playful energy, we had the trim and closet doors painted in Sherman Williams Aquarium. The ceiling was painted in a lighter color to move the eye upward, toward our new, vertical furniture pieces that we added to the room -- the bunk beds and canopy for the reading nook. 

Left: Sherwin Williams Aquarium and Right: Romo's Cherry Garland Wallcovering. 

Left: Sherwin Williams Aquarium and Right: Romo's Cherry Garland Wallcovering. 

Of course, every kindergartner has to have a spot for their studies! The homework area features an adjustable desk by Land of Nod and pink curvilinear chairs by Vitra. The gallery wall above the desk was done economical with interesting frames and sculptural pieces from Joann Fabrics and Hobby Lobby.

Left: Land of Nod desk and Right: kid's chairs by Vitra. 

Left: Land of Nod desk and Right: kid's chairs by Vitra. 

We created a cozy, reading nook with a daybed mattress from Urban Outfitters and a soft canopy by Blue House Joys. The window treatment behind the reading nook was softened with a textural roman shade in Duralee fabric and accented with pom pom trim by Samuel + Sons. The adorable mod little X Marks the Spot book caddy is from Land of Nod.

Left: Duralee fabric and Right: Samuel and Son's pom fringe. 

Left: Duralee fabric and Right: Samuel and Son's pom fringe. 

The corner storage bench from Ikea makes end of the day cleanup a snap and also adds a pop of soft pink to an otherwise forgotten corner.

And after! All the gorgeous details coming together! We LOVE how this color combo turned out. 

And after! All the gorgeous details coming together! We LOVE how this color combo turned out. 

We were flattered to be asked to give this space a fresh and grown up look and we were thrilled with the outcome. Not to mention, some super happy mini clients, too! Score!

xTL